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Our Newsletter Is Dedicated to Georgette Harrison

(September 23, 1942 - March 27, 2004)

Spring 2005

My mother was a Strong, Independent Black Queen who said what was on her mind, but of course in a loving way.

When I, received the letter from my ex-boyfriend stating that he tested positive for HIV from prison, my mother was the first person I told. She was the one that held me and told me that it was going to be o.k. My mother encouraged me to get tested, so when my test results came back Positive once again she was there for me, she didn't judge me, nor did she point any fingers telling me "I told you so." Instead she was herself a loving person who accepted and loved her daughter who tested positive for HIV.

My mother has been my backbone and support through all my endeavors that I have encountered through life. She was there for me until she took her last breath at 4:15 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2004.

Through her love, strength, and support, I have been able to walk through fears that I never thought I could do. My mother was a shining star which GOD used to get his message out she had 17 years of being clean and sober in Narcotics Anonymous.

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My mother was a blessing to a lot of people. When she passed away in her home, she was surrounded with family and friends who truly loved her.

Mommy, I love you, and I know you will watch over me every step of the way.





  
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This article was provided by Women Alive. It is a part of the publication Women Alive Newsletter.
 

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